novascale® BL265
Network Server
BULL
13 Sep 2011
136219

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64 with KVM     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
The BL265 provides high performance with support for the Intel® Xeon® processor, high-speed I/O, and support for high memory capacity and fast memory throughput. The BL265 has improved performance over previous generation blades.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:3
BIOS:P9E146VUS-1.07
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® Processor X5670 2.93 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73 GB 10k 2.5 Hot-Swap SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1) KVM Guest: The following updated virtio_net drivers were used and are required on the KVM SLE11SP1 guests: novell-virtio_net-kmp-pae-1.0_2.6.32.12_0.7-0.i586.rpm and novell-virtio_net-kmp-default-1.0_2.6.32.12_0.7-0.x86_64.rpm. The drivers can be downloaded and installed after the SLES KVM Guest install. The drivers are PLDP compliant and available at: http://drivers.suse.com/novell/kvm-guest-kernel-fix/sle11sp1/install/suse/{ARCH}
2) KVM Guest: The SLE10SP3 KVM guest was configured with virtual e1000 nics.
3) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
4) Note that for full support on the listed SLES 10 guest OS a special support contract may be necessary. The system is supported on the most current SLES 10 service pack release.

Referenced Bulletins
133022

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709s NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 118712
Checksum: 310235af077333686b82d4999c00a232

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 104480
Checksum: d10fc288bccf2085b063ce9ad8f72687

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 190624
Checksum: febbdb06c6bac590a0a303be395a87d6


The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:

http://developer.novell.com/devres/system/policy/exchange.htm

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

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